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NEW SOUTH WALES OPEN (Sydney): Men's singles, first round: S Stolle (Aus) bt L Jensen (US)

6-3 6-2; O Camporese (It) bt G Doyle (Aus) 6-3 4-6 6-3; M Tebbutt (Aus) bt S Bruguera (Sp) 6-7 7-6

6-4; W Ferreira (SA) bt J Apell (Swe) 6-2 7-5; D Wheaton (US) bt A Boetsch (Fr) 7-6 7-6; R Fromberg (Aus) bt W Masur (Aus) 4-6 6-4 6-3.

Women's singles, first round: G Sabatini (Arg) bt K Date (Jap) 7-5 6-2; P Fendick (US) bt A Strnadova (Cz Rep) 7-5 6-2; R Zrubakova (Slovak) bt N Dahlman (Fin) 7-5 6-4; P Shriver (US) bt R McQuillan (Aus) 6-3 4-6 7-5; S Appelmans (Bel) bt Z Garrison-Jackson (US) 6-2 7-6; B Rittner (Ger) bt H Sukova (Cz Rep) 6-2 3-6 5-5 ret.

VICTORIAN WOMEN'S OPEN (Melbourne): First round: A Coetzer (SA) bt M Endo (Jap)

4-6 6-1 6-2; A Fusai (Fr) bt K Habsudova (Cz)

6-2 6-3; J Halard (Fr) bt Y Basuki (Indon) 6-3

7-5; V Martinek (Ger) bt M Javer (GB) 6-1 6-2; Shi-Ting Wang (Tai) bt S Stafford (US) 6-1 1-6

6-4; D Graham (US) bt J Limmer (Aus) 6-2 7-5.

ATP RANKINGS: 1 J Courier (US) 3,599pts; 2 S Edberg (Swe) 3,244; 3 P Sampras (US) 3,074; 4 B Becker (Ger) 2,751; 5 G Ivanisevic (Croa) 2,716; 6 M Chang (US) 2,277; 7 P Korda (Cz Rep) 2,174; 8 I Lendl (US) 1,985; 9 A Agassi (US) 1,852; 10 R Krajicek (Neth) 1,801. GB rankings: 108 J Bates 385; 171 C Wilkinson 216; 242 C Bailey 124; 245 M Petchey 120; 329 S Cole 67; 425 D Sapsford 39; 457 A Foster 34; 494 A Richardson 29; 545 N Gould 233; 576 A Castle 20.

WTA RANKINGS: 1 M Seles (Yug); 2 S Graf (Ger); 3 G Sabatini (Arg); 4 A Sanchez Vicario (Sp); 5 M Navratilova (US); 6 M J Fernandez (US); 7 C Martinez (Sp); 8 J Capriati (US); 9 J Novotna (Cz); 10 M Maleeva-Fragniere (Swit).

VAXUHALL INDOOR TROPHY Women's second-round: Topspin Darlington 3 Puma Sunderland 0; Watchorn Alfreton 1 Edgbaston Priory 2; Batchwood St Albans 0 Welwyn Spin 3; Puma Welwyn 3 Harpenden 0; Boston 0 Lakenham Norwich 3; Lincoln Indoor 0 Long Road Cambridge 3; Royal Berkshire 0 Clearview Brentwood 3; Walton Indoor 0 Riverside Chiswick 3; David Lloyd Finchley 3 BBC 0; Ealing 0 Carlton 3; Match Point Southampton 3 Centrecourt Basingstoke 0.

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